Applications open for inaugural ASEAN CSR Fellowship

The ASEAN CSR Network is a private sector, not-for-profit organization, which was formed with support from the ASEAN Foundation in line with the achievement of an ASEAN Community in 2015.  We advance responsible business principles and behavior in the region by aligning practices in our current priority areas of business integrity, business and human rights, and food security and sustainable agriculture (i.e. environment).  We do so by bringing key stakeholders i.e. private sector, government and civil society together through thought leadership, capacity building and research in conferences, forums and workshops.  At times, we provide representation for the business community to the ASEAN body and other inter-governmental agencies, think tanks on relevant policy issues under our priority areas.  Since our establishment in 2011, much has been achieved through our efforts in developing and implementing the “ASEAN CSR Vision 2020”.  For the first time, the principle of sustainable development has been incorporated across the three pillars of the ASEAN new blueprint for 2025.

Applications open for inaugural ASEAN CSR Fellowship!

www.asean-csr-network.org/fellowship

20-30 full/partial scholarships available, funded by the Government of Sweden

APPLY BY: 30 Sept 2016 (for commencement on 9 Jan 2017) Read more

GLCs fund politicians, parties via CSR activities, says Putrajaya

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Government-linked companies (GLC) and Finance Ministry Incorporated vehicles have channelled funds to politicians and political parties through corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes, Putrajaya says.

These included financial aid for the funding of certain community activities, such as supporting sports day at schools, helping flood victims, buka puasa events and Hari Raya contributions to orphans, single mothers, the disabled and more.

“The total amount of contributions every year depends on the number of applications received and the ability of the companies’ finances to prepare allocations for CRS programmes,” Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said in a parliamentary reply. Read more